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    [ubuntu] Re: Can't change VNC port

    I am having this problem as well. Somehow someone thought it was a good idea to remove this functionality... It appears that one would have to use iptables to change the default port, which is truly...
  2. [ubuntu] Re: Gedit + gedit-latex-plugin How to change keyboard shortcuts

    *bump*
  3. [ubuntu] Gedit + gedit-latex-plugin How to change keyboard shortcuts

    I just upgraded to Ubuntu 11.10 and switched to the Unity environment. So far, I am happy with most things. However, I noticed that I can no longer change keyboard shortcuts (are these also called...
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    [all variants] Create a dir that points to another HDD

    I am currently running a lot of simulations and am always interested to speed things up a bit. My workstation has 2 hdds, 1 ssd-drive (sda1) and 1 mechanical platter drive (sdb1). Of course, most of...
  5. [ubuntu] Run script as a user on startup (before login)

    I am wondering how to run a script on startup as a given user before logging in. I know that one can somehow edit /etc/rc*.d, or use the update-rc.d utility. But is a bit unclear to me how to specify...
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    Re: Edit PDF files and add highlighting and comments

    I doubt there is any big disadvantages while using Wine. I use it plenty on my home computer. You won't install tons of deps as you do if you would choose to install a KDE (Qt) app, and some...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Can I swap SSH Client to a Server?

    I'm not sure I understand. To turn a machine to accepting ssh connections you simply have to configure the daemon, sshd. Make sure you've double checked /etc/sshd.config and that sshd is running on...
  8. Thread: Internet Explorer

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    [ubuntu] Re: Internet Explorer

    Although I tend to lean towards the side on which a company who has locked itself so hard onto a single (flawed) platform will probably just do worse and worse as time passes, that is a different...
  9. Thread: RAM usage

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    [ubuntu] Re: RAM usage

    You did manage to shave off 62 MB or 33%, which is quite good imo. :)
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    [ubuntu] Re: Upgrading to 10.04

    As far as I know, simply wanting ext4 over ext3 alone never warrants a clean install. Ext4 just does not seem to be what it was designed and thought to be. :(
  11. [ubuntu] Re: VNC from Mac to Ubuntu, actions can't be seen on Mac

    Unfortunately, if you run a properiatary driver in Ubuntu, VNC is broken by default. The easiest workaround, currently, is to disable desktop effects in Ubuntu.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Matlab run without a terminal window.

    I suspect you mean that you need to have the terminal window, in which you type "matlab", open as long as you want matlab to run? I can see two easy fixes for this:

    1) Start matlab from ctrl+f2...
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    Re: Can't print PDF files - Help

    I have had that error as well, but only while using Adobe Reader. If it now happens both in Reader and Evince, that's a major reason not to upgrade to Lucid for me.
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    Re: SSH remote port forwarding

    You need to open your ports, or else you will never be able to communicate with your home computer.

    I think what you are currently doing is to try and tunnel traffic from your computer to your...
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    [ubuntu] Re: What does this CPU history readout mean?

    I believe for some reason the system-monitor will max out one thread on your CPU. But on modern CPUs and OS, the load may not stick to a single core and may switch from time to time, but the total...
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    [ubuntu] Re: question on hardware sensors monitor

    Which CPU do you have? Maybe you're unlucky enough that sensors does not support it?
  17. Thread: Kile vs. Texmaker

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    Re: Kile vs. Texmaker

    +1 to that!
  18. Thread: firewalls

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    [ubuntu] Re: firewalls

    By default, firewalls are not necessary in Ubuntu as none of your running processes are listening to the outside world. However, as you start to install server-apps, you may in some cases want a...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ctrl-C in Matlab crashes Ubuntu

    Indeed, by default on *nix, Matlab installs with the so called "emacs-like shortcuts". However, ctrl+c should really override those shortcuts when trying to break a loop/run.
  20. Thread: email client

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    [SOLVED] Re: email client

    I vote for Thunderbird as well. Don't forget to install a plugin that lets it be minimized to the upper panel ("taskbar"). The plugin I am using is called "FireTray" and works excellent.
  21. Thread: 'screen' help

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    [SOLVED] Re: 'screen' help

    I don't know about giving each screen a name, but you can detach from a running screen section by pressing ctrl+a followed by ctrl+d. If you have multiple screens open, you can switch between them by...
  22. Thread: OpenGL problem

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    [ubuntu] Re: OpenGL problem

    I believe we would need more information about your issue. Which graphics chip are you using? And which drivers?
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    [ubuntu] Re: Backup tips for multiple computers

    Actually, the -z flag only uses the gzip algorithm during transfer. It doesn't store the files compressed. :)
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    [ubuntu] Re: How to Set Up BOINC / SETI@Home with CUDA

    What does the message window say? If it detects your card it should say something like "Cuda supported device enabled". Also, you may need to add whichever user that runs boinc to the group "video"....
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    [ubuntu] Re: can some one help me with rsync?

    If you have setup ssh on your desktop you can try it out by trying to ssh into the machine by
    ssh 192.168.1.146

    If you can login with that, then you should be able to run the rsync command...
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